Richardson, William James

Regimental Number: 426263
Rank: Private
Branch: 10th Battalion

William was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England on January 11, 1889. He first filed on a homestead at NE 30-79-14-W6 in 1913. In later years he also purchased the following: NE 10-70-11-W6; E 1/2 24-74-13-W6; NW 32-75-13-W6. In January of 1915, William enlisted in the Canadian Army. He received gunshot wounds to his right shoulder and sprained his back in August of 1917. On Armistice Day (November 11, 1918), William married Beatrice in England and the two came back to the South Peace. They had a daughter named Ruby.

Sources: Pioneer Round-up p. 47; April 29, 1919 p. 1 c. 3